ALBUM REVIEW: Leila Abdul-Rauf – Phantasiai


No matter how much you write about a record, you can never quite fully encapsulate the feelings invoked by the music. Composer and multi-instrumentalist Leila Abdul-Rauf’s (Vastum, Ionophore, Cardinal Wyrm, Fyrhtu) words about her new album, Phantasiai, go some way to explaining why this might be. She writes, by way of explanation of the record’s concept:

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Jarboe – Cut Of The Warrior


Jarboe, or Jarboe La Salle Devereaux as she is known to her accountant, is also the other founding member of the legendary Swans. So, no pressure there, then. She’s also shockingly busy, with a looooong discography, and a new ambient/experimental rock album, Cut Of The Warrior (Translation Loss Records) out this month. But is it her swan song, or will it break this reviewer’s arm?Continue reading


Fashion Week To Release New Album Next Month, European Dates Booked


New York noise-rock band Fashion Week has announced their next album So Last Season, due out this March on their own label InDebth Recordings. Details belowContinue reading


Josh Graham’s IIVII Releasing Debut Album In September


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Multi-instrumentalist and composer Josh Graham’s solo project IIVII (Red Sparrowes, Battle Of Mice, A Storm Of Light, Jarboe) is releasing their debut album in September via Consouling Sounds. The project focuses on sonically engulfing and moody soundscapes, layered with a science-fiction edge.

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